Salt marshes Les Marais Salants de La Vie


Les marais Salants de La Vie (salt marshes): An alchemy of earth, water, sun, wind and man. Discover this ‘white gold’ with an actual salt worker (Saunier) guide.
Just next to Saint - Jean - de - Monts, the  commune of Saint - Hilaire - de - Riez offers a multitude of landscapes and unique heritage treasures, typical of the Marais Breton Vendéen region.
Amongst these gems, discover ‘Les Marais Salants de La Vie’ a jewel in the crown of local history, where salt has been harvested since the since the VIIth C.
Ticket office on site - Guided tours. Full timetable on

Opening day(s)

From Monday 01 to Tuesday 30 June 2020

Every day except Monday

14:30 to 18:30

From Wednesday 01 July to Monday 31 August 2020

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

10:00 to 12:30 and 14:30 to 18:30

Saturday, Sunday

14:30 to 18:30

From Tuesday 01 to Wednesday 30 September 2020

Every day except Monday

14:30 to 18:30

  • :
    • Babycare amenities
    • Children welcome
    • Accessibility by pushchair
    • Disabled Access
    • Pets welcome
    • Car park
    • Guided tours
Equipment & Services
  • Very young children facilities (lending or renting) :
    • Pushchair access
  • Accessibilité et équipements adaptés aux personnes en situation de handicap :
    • Reception with disabled access
    • Toilets with disabled access
    • Activity with disabled access
    • Activité accessible avec accompagnement
  • Services :
    • Welcome guide / Welcome booklet en anglais
    • Guided tours
    • Events with cultural themes : participation aux journées du patrimoine
  • Langues :
    • English spoken
  • Equipements :
    • Shop / Sale of local produce
    • Car park closer
    • Toilets
Quality criteria, Hotel chains and Accreditations
  • Quality criteria :
    • Accueil Vélo scheme


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Plein tarif5.50€
Enfant de 6 à 18 ans
Tarif réduit3.50€
Enfant - de 6 ans
Tarif réduitFree
  • Modes de paiement acceptés :
    • Cash
    • Credit cards
    • Bank cheques
    • Chèques Vacances
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Latitude : 46.71224
Longitude : -1.94235